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terrific day. "happening now" starts right now. martha: thanks. bill: bye-bye. jon: right now brand-new stories and breaking news. congressman paul ryan in his first national tv interview since the election and a former republican vice-presidental nominee came out swinging, what he has to say about the president's second term, plus the warning from members of his own party. meantime the president's comments on football getting lots of attention, his call for less violence in america's favorite sport. will that bring any changes? a desperate attempt to rescue a toddler from raging floodwaters, the whole story and the dramatic video plus breaking news, it's all happening now. it is all "happening now." jon: bipartisan group of senators about to announce a plan to rewrite our nation's immigration law and provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal
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immigrants. good morning i'm jon scott. jamie: i'm jamie colby, in for jenna lee. jon: welcome. jamie: thank you. the plan includes measures to strengthen our border security, and will improve they say the illegal immigration process and include an effective ememployment verification system to insure employers do not hire undocumented workers. more importantly, this addresses what happens to the estimate the 11 million immigrants, could be more, that are already here. all this is the result of months of work by eight senators, four republicans, four democrats, as bipartisan as it gets. chief political correspondent carl cameron live on cap hole capitol hill this morning. good morning. >> reporter: jamie this is a big deal on the eve of president's big immigration proposal set in las vegas. this represents a group of bipartisan u.s. senators effectively laying down
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their marker on the president's proposal. and it is a sweeping one that has bipartisan support from members on both sides of the aisle. let's look what is in it. it is predicated on the increased and verifiable border security. this would include better tracking of immigrants and making sure visa overstays, a major part of the problem is slashed dramatically. electronic system to prevent hiring undocumented workers has been controversial for years. they would prohibit illegal aliens receiving federal since stance from obamacare. they would start the positive stuff to improve the immigration system. would include green cards for immigrants with advanced degrees. there would be a guest worker program and path to citizenship all predicated on some pretty stringent requirements for all the illegal immigrants to stay in this country. the 11 million would be reduced by some of this. but that does remain a problem. about 66% of the americans
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think a comprehensive plan to address immigration and allow a path to citizenship is a good idea provided there are serious requirements. jamie: what is new and fresh about this? we tried and argued immigration reform on both sides of the aisle the last decade and it hasn't worked. why is it different? >> reporter: it is 2013. president obama won the last election. this bipartisan group includes marco rubio, florida u.s. senator and influential up-and-comer in the republican party and of cuban descent. he will be influential. john mccain campaigned against george w. bush in 2000, a long time advocate of immigration reform is big advocate of this. democrats almost every case on this bipartisan committee as well as in the senate are expected to follow the president's lead whatever he outlines tomorrow many they're on board with that agenda. the big question and stumbling block has been for decades is border security. how do you define it, how do
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you support it? this includes the use of drones, technology, all kinds of electronic surveillance and et cetera, critics say there is not enough. you need a fence and more troops on the border. how that gets legislated and sorted out we her from the president and house republicans will be influence in the outcome. house republicans want to be very much a part of passing this legislation this time. jamie: i would love to see our troops continue to work down there. that would be so helpful. carl, thanks. jon: for more on the immigration reform plan let's bring if karl rove, former chief visor and deputy chief of staff to president george w. bush and also a fox news contributor. this thing has eight senators on board, four republicans, four democrats. does that mean it is a shoo-in to pass, karl? >> no but it is a huge step forward. because the leadership in the senate, republican and democrat realized this could only be done in a bipartisan way. they got working group together to work over the
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many thorny details of. this is good first step but a long way to passage of actual legislation. this is very complex issue. each one of these principles they alluded to has to be made concrete in the form of legislation. that gets to be a real tough task. jon: and the president, is the president likely to go along? >> well, i don't know and that's what's interesting is. i think this effort by the four democrats and four republicans was borne out of the fact that the president has not done anything on this issue in the last four years particularly interesting was that he failed to act on this in 2009 and 10 when he had overwhelming democrat majorities in the house and senate and could have passed any bill he wanted. a little of this is borne out of the frustration with the president. i applaud the efforts by marco rubio and others to bring the republicans to a sensible position on immigration and that will bear many so political fruit for the republicans but hopefully this bipartisan effort will generate good
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policy for the country. jon: let's talk a little bit about congressman paul ryan. he was of course the republican vice-presidential nominee. he has been pretty quiet since the election. speaking out in his first national interview warning republicans that president obama is not looking to moderate and move to the middle but is instead looking for a political fight. >> i decided not to comment between the election and the inauguration because i wanted to see what kind of president we're looking at here? what kind of path and trajectory he was putting his administration on. all of the statements and all of the comments lead me to believe he is thinking more of a political conquest than political compromise. and that is my concern. jon: ryan also focused on the nation's fiscal crisis saying only significant spending cuts, not tax reform, will solve the deficit problem. that is something is he thinks the president is missing. >> i don't think that the president thinks we actually have a fiscal crisis. he has been reportedly
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saying to our leaders we don't have a spending problem, we have a health care problem. that leads me to conclude he thinks we ought to have more government-run health care and rationing. i don't think that is going to work. jon: let's get back to karl rove. karl, what about his thoughts on a president bent on conquest? >> i think it is accurate. i wrote about this in my "wall street journal" column last week. i thought it was interesting in the president's inaugural address he went out of his way to take a political slap at his defeated opponent in the election, mitt romney and then he went on to basically call republicans name-calling absolutist who are clowns. in order to make certain we got the point, his communication director had gone on television the day before we have neither a political system or a political opposition worthy of the opportunity america has, pretty harsh language. you see the second part of paul ryan's argument about the president's priorities. in the nature of the president's speech, the president's inaugural address was 2108 words.
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he devoted 19 words in one sentence to deficit reduction and followed with 155 woods in six sentences saying we're never going to cut entitlements. by contrast, he put 160 words in nine sentences in climate change. he spent 358 words talking about what he called our generation's task which was equal pay, gay marriage, repeal of voter i.d. laws, immigration reform and gun control. you know, everything but deficit, debt, spending and the america's economy. jobs and the economy was passed by rather quickly. we're in an economic recovery. that was about it. so, yeah, i think congressman ryan called it right. the president's agenda at least from the state of the union address was overwhelmingly liberal and not connected at all to deficit, debt, spending and america's economy and jobs. this is a legitimate disagreement between the two parties and legitimate disagreement between his president and the republican opponents on what the
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priorities ought to be but it is pretty clear what the president's priorities were. jon: this president racked up a lot of debt in first four years in office and got reelected. maybe he is assuming that the american people are fine with going the way it has been going? >> well i think, he talked about cutting the deficit during the campaign, promised that he would cap $2.50 in spending cuts for every dollar of revenue increase. elections, second elections, reelections for presidents are liberating experiences. most of the time they liberate a president from politics so he can focus on bringing the country together in bipartisan way. this president has been liberated in a different fashion. i think this president has taken his re-election as a chance to throw off the centrist garb and go hard left and say basically my way or the highway. if you disagree with me, i will do everything i can to delegitimatize you. that is pretty jaw-dropping piece of advice given to president obama last friday in a column by the cbs news director who said the only option the president had
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given his attitude was to pulverize his political opposition. those are the words of john dickerson, the news editor, political news editor of cbs news. i think that's an accurate depiction of what the president's mind set is. he is on the warpath to demonize the republicans between now and 2014. hopefully win back the house and give him a blank check the last two years of his time in office. jon: we'll continue to watch the political developments to see what happens. karl rove, thanks for joining us this morning. >> thanks, jon. jamie: well, jon, right now,ento meet with police chiefs from three communities that have surely been rocked by recent mass shootings. the police chiefs from a record can, colorado, oak creek, wisconsin, and newtown, connecticut, will all sit down with the president minutes from now to talk about ways to curb gun violence. senior foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler is at the white house. wendell, this is clearly an important domestic issue and comes at a time when the
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president met with state and local officials right? >> reporter: you're right, jamie. the mayors he met with suggested meet with the police chiefs. the police chiefs lived through the most horrible events of 2012. he pushed through assault weapon ban, ban on high-capacity magazines and a universal background checks for gun buyers with 40% of all gun sales occurring without a check. california senator dianne feinstein says the murder of a dozen children changed the political environment. >> sandy hook, i think, really destroys all of the kind of tales that the nra is trying to weave about young people and guns. guns are positive things in the climate of america. >> reporter: feinstein of course was the author of the 199 assault weapons ban which was not renewed after it expired 10 years later, jamie. jamie: the one we've been hearing most about is the vice president who has been leading the administration's push for these new gun laws.
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what is he up to? >> reporter: biden is a former prosecutor. he is the author of violence against women act. he held a couple events last week including google plus hankout and roundtable at virginia commonwealth university. his criticism of assault weapons that they put police at disadvantage. cops find themselves outgunned. new york city police commissioner ray kelley said he would like an assault weapons ban but he said handguns is the big problem. >> we don't want them on the streets, make no mistake about it. but the problem is the handgun. 60% of the murders in new york city are caused by handguns and we've simply have too many of them. >> reporter: in an interview with "the new republic" over the weekend president obama said the reality of guns in rural areas is very different from that in cities. gun control supporters need to understand that and need to do more listening. jamie in. jamie: it will be interesting to see between listening to all these folks what we get on it. thanks so much, wendell. jon: well, a lot of folks
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jon: fox news weather alert. severe weather ravaging roads in tucson, arizona. yesterday's record rainfall has come and gone but the damage is clear this morning. floodwaters rushing through the streets of, ripped this road apart. authorities say it could
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collapse at any moment. crews are working on a couple of bridges to help motorists get across. much of the u.s. is facing another round of severe weather. chicago calling in every salt truck in the city yesterday. a winery mix of sleet and freezing rain creating dangerous driving conditions there. in other parts of the midwest as well over the weekend. the storm now has its sights set on the northeast. some folks facing a dangerous commute. hundreds of flights have been canceled. meteorologist maria molina live from the fox weather center. maria? >> jon, good to see you. that's right, the storm is heading now to the northeast already bringing snow to places like new york city, pennsylvania and upstate new york and new england. we have widespread winter advisories out across these areas. we had freezing rain advisory across portions of the mid-atlantic where he were actually seeing some freezing rain around the d.c. area and across portions of the state of west virgina and the state of virginia.
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thankfully we have milder air. that will be winter weather into rainfall by later on today. good news for some of us. we'll see a rise in temperatures. we have to see upstate new york. parts of vermont, new hampshire, accumulations as far as the snow goes, not too bad. generally speaking less than six inches for most. the problem is the ice that could aaccumulate on the snow. that is the area shaded in pink. we're looking at areas of freezing rain across pennsylvania and upstate new york. again you could be looking at slippery drives conditions along roadways. and the airports are expecting delays as well due to the winter weather. in philly we have delays averaging an hour and d.c. delays of 45 minutes out there. you have to pack the patience. otherwise temperatures on the rise by tuesday in chicago. 61 degrees for the high temperature. jon, that warmth is bad news. we're expecting severe weather anywhere from
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illinois down into texas as we head into tomorrow. jon: that is something to be watching for. maria molina thank you. >> thanks. jamie: there are massive defense cuts looming and the pentagon's warning hundreds of thousands of defense workers if sequestration is not solved in weeks there could be furrows and pay cuts that could take eeect in april. this is the on heels of defense contractor, general dynamics talking about $2 billion in losses that could lead to more job cuts in the defense industry. national security correspondent jennifer griffin joining me live from the pentagon. jennifer, this could be very bad news for those workers. >> reporter: absolutely. remember for months, defense secretary panetta's guidance for the services we are not planning for sequestration. the poison pill cuts seemed ludicrous at the pentagon. the deep across-the-board cuts seem inevitable. the looming deadline is march 1st, as you mentioned. on friday, deputy defense
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secretary ash carter warned hundreds of thousands of pentagon and sillian employees we will face furloughs and reduced pay cuts if nothing is done to stop sequestration. that could affect the 800,000 furloughed employees. they with lose one day of work per week through september. the pentagon is planning to eliminate all together 46,000 temporary civilian workers as a result of the looming budget cuts. in other words the pentagon has started to plan for sequestration and even republicans are acting as though it is inevitable. >> i think the sequester is going to happen because that $1.2 trillion in spending cuts we can't lose those spending cuts. that was to pay for the last debt ceiling increase let alone any future increases. >> reporter: one of the nation's largest federal contractors, general dynamics based in fall's church, virginia, announced a $2 billion loss which it is blaming on defense cuts and falling government demand. >> draconian measures will
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have to be taken, furloughs, layoffs in the defense industry but most importantly to me, a devastating blow to our national security if the sequestration takes place. and it is up to congress and the president to act together and frankly so far i have not seen the kind of urgency that many of us feel about sequestration and, its implementation report so it seems with the war being wound down in afghanistan, the real fight begins at home for tighter bum jets. jamie? jamie: those civilians play an important role. thanks. jon: take a look at this. a brush with death for a guy on a motorcycle, when a big-rig truck flips over and nearly crushes him. jamie: whoa. jon: yeah, that amazing video, where it happened. we'll tell you about it coming up. plus football is america's most popular sport. there is even a movement to make the day after the super bowl a national holiday but is it just too dangerous? the president is weighing in. we'll debate it next.
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jamie: welcome back, everybody. president obama actually weighed in on a growing debate over the weekend that was pretty different for a president, safety in football. he did an interview with the new republic and the president said the sport must become less violent to protect the players saying quote, i'm a big football fan, but i have to tell you if i had a son i would have to think long and hard before i let him play football. and you think those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change drad wally to try to reduce some of the violence. in some cases that may make it a little less exciting but, it will be a whole lot better for the players and. those of us who are fans,
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maybe we won't have to examine our conscience quite as much. let's talk about it. jim gray, sportscaster, fox news contributor. trevor price. retired nfl all-pro player. thanks for being here. >> hey. jamie: we're all for protecting our players. we're all for limiting liability, but truly the science does speak to the fact that there are injuries. before i get there, jim, do you think it's interesting that the president weighed in on this issue with so much on his plate? >> i think presidents have weighed in on these issues from time to time. president bush mentioned, last president bush, number 43 mentioned steroids in his state of the union address six or seven years ago. so they weigh in from time to time. president obama is saying the same thing that troy aikman, kurt warner, who were mvps, quarterbacks in the league and tom brady's son saying he possibly wouldn't allow his son to play now. it is probably time and
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entitled to have his opinion and good to hear from him on this subject. jamie: definitely is. trevor, there are so many lawsuits in this case. we pulled numbers for people to understand, already there are a number of complaints have been filed. lawsuits against not only the nfl or, teams but also municipalities who are being asked to take responsibility for the injuries we have seen. of the 203 complaints, 26 hall of famers are involved in concussion lawsuits. take a look at some of the names. there are ones you clearly would know. trevor, what do players want and what do you think coaches want? >> i think there are two parts of it. you have to look at these retired players. it me they have to pick a side. sometimes they're the same ones saying when a big hit happens and a guy gets a concussion, put flags on them. the game has become sissyfied. but at the same time they're suing the league and helmet manufacturers for ctes of the my statement to them,
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pick a side, guys. you have to be one or the other. you can't complain about the job you did and all of sudden look back at a job we're doing now and saying that they didn't plays a hard as we did when we were younger. i think the other part of it is the game, the in. if. are -- nfl games stems from college and high school and when they play peewee football, you tell who will go on to play in college. they are bigger, stronger, faster than everybody else. they hit harder of the look at kids when they high school and college they spend off-season getting bigger and lifting weights. jamie: and getting hit. >> get getting hit. know what i mean? that pattern. the change will not come from the game the change do in the off-season as far as bigger, stronger faster. being 190 running back is different than being a 230 pound running back. jamie: let me jump to jim. you bring up a good point. the injuries are occurring
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before the kids reach the nfl. jim have we kept up with technology? as a lawyer, i can tell you in the lawsuits and in order to be successful, and the nfl has not had to pay anything out yet, even if they do, you must have a causal connection. you must have negligence. you must have willful disregard. the fact if they're given all the protection they need or can have, if we're up to speed in technology they're off the hook? >> well i think the technology has kept up. >> to me and a lot of people in professional football the helmet is weapon. the guys think they're invincible. they think that thing will protect them from everything and that is in fact causing the problem and they're using their heads much more. the nfl changed rules.
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tried to curb that back. they get very upset. they complain the rules were changed. trevor talked about that to a certain degree. bernard pollard made statements to cbs, he said a possibility a player may die on the field. we had one several years ago, chuck hughes, due to a heart attack. i did a game until 197. reggie brown, of the detroit lynes. he died on the field. they were able to revive him. the report on the field was he passed away. in the next breath he says if you change the rules and keep drawing it back and keep fining guys, that nobody is going to watch. so it is exactly what trevor says. both sides of the issue even in the statement today. i they have technology has kept up will continue to improve. jamie: trevor, let me ask you this. the ravens safety predicted in 30 years we may not even have football because this
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is such a problem. he is one of the hardest hitters. that is a little ironic. >> right. jamie: when you sign your nfl contract, don't you sign a waiver except accepting the risk of injury? >> 100%. that is the first thing they put in front of you. the agent reads the contract. listen you have to know what you're getting into. also other side of it, my contract with denver broncos, i was not allowed to snowboard or sking sports or skateboard. they have to protect their investment in order to destroy their investment. a weird way of saying it. might be a little dark way of saying it. but it is the truth. jamie: right. >> a lot of times we have to realize this game is not going away. the most popular game in america. this part of the world and we have to look at and say okay, how do we fix it from being such a violent sport? i really believe it starts with the training. everybody wants to get bigger and faster. jamie: and doing what you can. >> doing what you can. win at all costs mentality.
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jamie: i have to leave it there. this time of year it is certainly very, very popular. the courts will decide if you guys assume the risk. thanks so much. great to see you. jim and trevor. >> thank you. >> thank you. jamie: jon? jon: a major explosion at one of iran's nuclear facilities. what we now know about the blast last week and what it could mean for upcoming nuclear talks. also place make arrests in a devastating nightclub fire that killed more than 230 people in brazil. the latest on that investigation coming up in a live report. [ woman ] if you have the audacity to believe
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jaime: we have new information out of brazil. the three suspects who have now been arrested in that devastating nightclub fire we were reporting, investigators say advanced pyrotechnics display is likely what sparked the blaze that killed more than 230 people early sunday morning. in fact the first funerals already being held today. the tragedy does bring to mind another deadly nightclub fire here in the u.s. where pyrotechnics were blamed in the deaths of a hundred people at the station nightclub in rhode island back in 2003. steve harrigan joining us live from our miami bureau with the latest on this. steve. >> reporter: jaime police have made three arrests as their investigation continues in anger over what went wrong continues to build in brazil in this deadly nightclub fire. first we are learning that the club was initially supposed to
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hold no more than one thousand people, more than double that inside the club. the pyrotechnic's display firing flares into the air that set the foam roof on fire technically banned under brazil law. there was just one exit operating. initially bouncers stopped people from fleeing out of that exit, because they were scared they were trying not to may their bar tab. it was really smoke that killed most of the more than 230 people dead in this. a thick toxic smoke that not only killed but also disoriented. 50 bodies were found inside the bathroom, people mississippi taking that bathroom door for an exit door. this area has been overwhelmed, the tiny morgue overwhelmed with dead bodies, the bodies moved to a gymnasium, that's where parents came to identify their dead children. >> i lost my son in this tragedy. someone who was full of life and health at 27-years-old. >> she has just been identified but we thought she was at the
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hospital. >> in addition to the 230-plus killed more than a hundred are in the hospital. neighboring argentina has offered to supply a stock of human skin to try and help some of those burn victims. jaime. jaime: steve, thanks. jon. jon: israeli intelligence officials are confirming a major explosion at a nuclear facility in iran. it happened early last week at one of the country's most sensitive enrichment sites for uranium. iran has doe need media reports dismissing them as western propaganda aimed at influencing upcoming nuclear negotiations. let's talk about it now with steven yates, former deputy assistant to the vice president for national security affairs. the israelis have confirmed and said it was a major explosion inside this plant. reportedly there are people trapped inside. steven, what do you make of it all? >> well, unfortunately when we get reports like think the leaves us in that land of knowns and unknowns . given the back and forth in media coverage it would seem
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that some kind of an incident did take place. it will take so time to figure out what and to what extent there was any damage. it seems as though a heavily for the need facility in iran may have experience aide set back due to some form of subject taj or accident. >> there is some supposition that perhaps somebody managed to smuggle and explosive device into the facility disguised maybe as nuclear fuel. that would take a very sophisticated operation if that is true. >> yes, indeed, this is a facility the iranians i think were looking to protect at all costs. if this was a successful act of sant sabotage it would represent a second act after the stuxnet virus that was reported before. jon: this is a facility that is buried deep within a mountain. there are concerns that you would try to attack it from the air you just won't be able to penetrate it with anything, maybe even the most
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sophisticated bunker busting bombs, if this was some kind of an explosion, maybe an act of sabotage it shows a vulnerability that the iranians obviously hadn't counted on. >> that's absolutely true. it also shows that there are options short of a traditional act of war and relying only on negotiations that might make a meaningful difference. but there are also risks in what we don't know in this situation. jon: yeah, the iranians were supposed to sit down with the united states and some other nations for some nuclear talks, can't even agree on a location for the talks. it is thought that it might somehow handicap them if news of this thing gets out, and that's why they don't want to talk about it? what can you tell us about that? >> well, frankly, to me it's an interesting theory, in terms of what would make talks effective with iran. my own sense is that when a nation like iran, north korea handsome others --
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jon: i'm sorry to interrupt. we have breaking news news. we'll have to go. jaime: just this n. let's listen to the president speaking to police chiefs about gun violence. >> sheriffs who are here today representing law enforcement officials all across the country who obviously share our deep concern about issues of gun safety and how we can protect our communities and keep our kids safe. you know, a couple of weeks ago i appeared along with joe to present the administration's ideas, in terms of steps that we have to take, on i issued a number of executive actions that could be taken unilaterally in order to improve our collection of data to make sure that we're coordinating more effectively with state and local governments, and to do everything that we could to improve the issue of gun safety and to make our communities safer. as we've indicated before, the only way that we're going to be able to do everything that need to be done is with the cooperation of congress.
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and that means passing serious laws that restrict the access and availability of assault weapons and magazine clips that aren't necessary for hunters and sportsmen, and those who are responsible gun owners who are out there. it means that we are serious about universal background checks. it means that we take seriously issues of mental health and school safety. we recognize that this is an issue that elicits a lot of passion all across the country, and joe and my cabinet members who have been involved in this have been on a listening session over the last several months. no group is more information f important for us to listen to than the law enforcement
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officials. the reurb hits ththe rubber hits the road. i look forward to listening to them and their ideas as to what would make newton or aurora not happen again. it's not only the high profile mass shootings that are important here, it's what happens on a day-to-day basis in chicago or philadelphia where young people are victims are gun violence every single day. that's why part of the conversation we'll be having today relates not only to the issue of new laws, or better enforcement of our gun laws, it also means what are we doing to make sure we've got the strongest possible law enforcement teams on the ground. what are we doing to hire more cops? what are we doing to make sure that they are getting the training that they need? what are we doing to make sure that our sheriffs offices in rural counties have access to
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soft resources that some of the big cities do in order to deal with some of these emergencies. so i'm looking forward to a robust conversation. i know that this is not a shy group, mainly because they are dealing with life and death situations every single day. but i'm very grateful to them for their participation. this is a representative group. it comes from a wide cross section of communities across the country, and hopefully if law enforcement officials who are dealing with this sufficient every single day can come to some basis consensus in terms of steps that we need to take congress will be paying attention to them and will be ablbe able to make changes. jaime: he's meeting with police chiefs today and saying not only the high profile shootings, the one in newton, connecticut and aurora, colorado but all police chiefs should help him
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understand what need to be done with regard to all shoot innings all states. we'll keep you posted on that. jon: a new development in the gun control debate to tell you about. what happens if congress doesn't act. the options on the table for the obama administration, we are live with that story.
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jon: turning now to the growing debate oef guns in this country, as bills are drafted on capitol hill some gun control advocates are looking at other ways to restrict gun sales if congress doesn't act. some options might include actions by federal agencies that oversee gun and ammunition makers. shannon bream has a look at that live from washington for us. shannon. >> reporter: jon those working to limit gun rights say if they can't get it done on capitol hill there are other avenues, including trying to put a financial pinch on gun manufacturers. officials across the country are directing their pension fund managers to get rid of any holdings linked to the gun industry. >> it should not go to profit companies that produce weapons
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designed to maximize carnage and death. >> one of the things we are doing today also is to continue to put the pressure on this is i've ordered all the chicago pension funds to check any of their investments and if they have it we're going to divest of any investments they have in any gun manufacturer. >> reporter: similar messages have gone out from leaders in new york and philadelphia as well. get this. chicago mayor and confidant to president obama, former chief of staff rahm emanuel sent letters to bank of america and tb bank. both provide millions in investments. in he says i ask you to loose your influence to push this company. collectively we can send a clear and unambiguous message to the entire gun industry that investors will no longer financially support companies that profit from gun violence. it's not lost on observers that many of these elected officials
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have direct ties to the obama administration, and we know that the president's former campaign machine has now been turned into what is essentially going to be a massive lobbying effort to get some tighter gun restrictions on the books. jon. jon: they seem to be trying to dry up funding to as many of these companies as they possibly can eufrpblgts talked to some within the industry who say, bring it on. every time that they are attacked share sales go through the roof. they right now cannot keep up with production demands. it rallies people who are very protective of the second amendment. they believe they will not only survive during this but actually flourish. jon: shannon bream, thank you. jaime: we all think about memory loss. it's long thought to go hand and hand with aging. there is a new study that can shed light on exactly how it happens and how this sleep could play a role, what this could mean for possible treatments ahead. ♪ alright, let's go.
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jaime: want to know how well your brain will work down the road? there is a brand-new study shedding more light on what may be the cause for memory loss in older folks. the researchers found the structural brain changes that occur natural here over time and interfere with sleep quality, well that lack of sleep could hurt your brain's ability to store memories. dr. nina radcliffe is a practicing physician and also an and sthaoes ol skr*eus tha anesthesiologist that puts people to sleep and wakes them up for a living. they say consolidation is very important and it happens while we are sleeping. what is it? >> husbands can now use this as an excuse as to why they forgot to take the trash out because they didn't get a good night sleep. whaoeufpl we are sleeping the brain is working and it's working on over time to consolidate memories. what this means is that things
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that we encounter during the day, conscious or subconscious they get processed in networks or frame works within the brain. they get sorted based upon some common patterns and they also get stored and downloaded, similar to when you back up your computers. it's a process that will store all the memory that you need to have. jaime: let's say you're not a good sleeper. >> absolutely. jaime: how bad a shape are you in, then? jaime: what they've been showing is that the brain basically functions on delta waives during deep sleep and normally right now when we're talking we are having alpha and beta waves which are fast low voltage waves. when you get to a good level of sleep there are delta waives where it's slow and a high amplitude. that's the time when the memory consolidation occurs. if you're not getting good sleep our not reaching your delta waives and not getting a good consolidation of your memory. jaime: i have to ask you this question. so many millions of americans take sleep aids over-the-counter and prescription. when you get into that level of
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sleep how is your brain working? >> that is the problem with these medications, they do give you asleep but you might not reach those delta waives that we talk about which is the quality sleep that you need for the consolidation. what is happening is with elderly people they are having brain atrophy in their pre frontal cortex and they are showing that that is related to sleep quality. some studies have shown if you actually put current onto the brain and you're able to deliver the delta waives of sleep what they are showing is an improvement in memory. jaime: get a good night sleep. >> absolutely. jaime: doctor, thank you. >> thank you very much. jon: love to sleep. incredible surveillance video out of china of one man's brush with death. take a lock at this. he's waiting at an intersection, straddling his motorcycle, then nearly gets crushed when that turning truck overturns right in front of him and pretty much on top of his bike. he walked away from the accident, fortunately. it happened on tuesday. china's cctv says no one was hurt, no word though on damages
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to the truck or the bike. didn't help either one. some shocking developments in the death of jonbenet ramsey. no one was ever charged in the murder of that 6-year-old beauty queen 0, but investigators now say the case would have played out much differently if the grand jury had its way 16 years ago. also, president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton sharing the shot light on 60 minutes, the interviewer taking a very friendly tone, leaving a lot of viewers wondering where were the tough questions? our news watch panel weighs in.
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jon: brand-new stories and breaking news. 16 years after the murder of this young beauty pageant queen a new report says a grand jury was ready to hand down an indictment in the jonbenet ramsey case, but the prosecutor never acted on that recommendation. why? a lawmaker in one state wants to tie welfare benefits for
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families to their childrens' performance in school. what is behind this controversial push? and get ready to pay more to send a letter via the u.s. postal service. details on the latest stam stamp-price increase. jaime: first, everyone, million also of illegal aliens could soon have a few path to citizenship as part of a new bipartisan plan for immigration reform. welcome to a brand-new hour of "happening now." i'm jaime colby filling in for jenna lee? i'm jon scott. eight key senators, democrats and republicans hammering out a major compromise on immigration reform. a news conference announcingth proposal set to get underway this avenue on capitol hill. president obama will be announcing his own plan tomorrow in las vegas. let's talk about it with bret baier the anchor of special report. so you've got these two plans, one from this bipartisan group
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in the senate, one to come from the president. are they a lot different, do we know, breet? >> reporter: we don't know. we don't know what the president is coming forward with yet. we have the framework of this bipartisan plan from senators up on capitol hill. essentially it is a little more forceful than what we saw come out in 2007. it requires enforcement of the border first. it requires a pathway to citizenship, but it also says that there has to be enforcement of workplace, an enforcement to make sure that illegal aliens cannot be in the workplace. there has to be an i.d. system set up, and it also makes sure that the border security is verified before anything can move forward with that pathway to citizenship. the thing that is confusing for some folks is that there is this probationary-legal framework.
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so eventually you get to this status where the 11 million-plus people who are in the country illegally get to this status, this legal status, they are here, and then they get to the back of the line and apply for citizenship, but they are still here, they don't have to go home to their home country, as they are applying for citizenship. it also has stipulations for kids who came from parents, and they were born here in the country. there are a number of different things in this proposal. a lot of it has to be ironed out on capitol hill, but it is the biggest move towards possibly moving forward to a compromise piece of legislation on immigration. jon: marco rubio, the florida senator, a republican is on board, apparently. his participation would have to be seen as critical to get republicans aboard, right? that's true, marco rubio,
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you have senator graham, senator mccain. you see the polls changing and you saw the fox news poll out today, 66% of those polled said they would be in favor to a pathway to citizenship if these people went over to hurdles, in other words, if there was security along the border, if they agreed to study english, and they were fluent in english, and if they also paid some back taxes. this probationary-legal framework that they would have while they were applying for citizenship, they would not be getting federal benefits, they would not be accessing obamacare, they would not get healthcare, they would not get federal government subsidies during that time as they are applying for their citizenship. so, these are things that are all going to be ironed out on capitol hill. the question is, how much
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opposition will there be, considering that republicans look at the political landscape that has changed? i mean mitt romney lost to 27% of the latino vote in november. that is a big demographic shift towards the democrats and republicans are looking at tha. jon: i also remembered when ronald reagan signed the immigration act of 1986 that was supposed to end the illegal immigration problem once and for all and here we are with 11 or so million illegal aliens back in this country. is there the feeling that this could fix it once and for all? >> reporter: i think there are skeptics on both sides of the aisle. i do think that the focus on security along the border is being first, and that was tried in 2007, you'll remember by president george w. bush and senator mccain, frankly, and that focus first is really what this piece of legislation is
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trying to do, but it's also tougher down the road on a number of different pieces, hurdles that you have to get over in order to qualify to move forward. i think the real question here is how house republicans will accept or not accept this piece of legislation, and the other question is, how the president plays this tomorrow in nevada with his speech. if it is moving forward to solving this big issue that is one thing, if it becomes another one of the political speeches that we have seen before this opposition has set up, you could inflame some of the opposition that has yet to form in the house republicans, and we could see the same kind of fight that we've seen many times before. jon: yeah, it's going to be fascinating to see what his proposal is tomorrow and how he reacts to this proposal in the senate. i'm sure you'll be talking about it tonight on special report. bret baier, thank you.
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all the latest developments on that show, special report every week night 6:00pm eastern right here on fox news channel. jaime: jon, a recent report showing the number of americans who belong to unions falling to its lowest level since the 1930s. what is behind the decline? chief washington correspondent james rosen joins us from our d.c. bureau. james, i gather this decline is a reflection of long-term trends and maybe more recent developments? >> reporter: precisely. the decline in union membership is itself a long-term trend driven in mart by the hemorrhaging of manufacturing jobs. what really drew attention to the numbers was the fact that of the 400,000 people who left the roles of the unions last year, more than half of them were members of public sector unions like the service employees international unions. those unions, as opposed to private sector unions which have been declining sore some time had been a bright spot for organized labor. >> i think that is directly
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correlated to the job loss that we've seen in the public sector, in part a result of the reduction of stimulus money, which had previously made it possible for school district, police departments, and state government offices to remain at full force. as we know a high percentage of public sector employees are women. >> reporter: in addition to the expiration of the president's stimulus program analysts site the collective bargaining battles in states like wisconsin and the attrition to state and local bulge nets general, jaime. jaime: it makes you wonder what it will mean for our economy if the unions continue to shrink. >> reporter: that may depend on your political philosophy. those who view organized labor as a drag are inclined to see the shrinkage as a good thing, that will ultimately promote growth. many in academia site unions as an essential ingredient and they
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predict dire consequences if this present trend continues. >> with the decline of the unions has come the decline of the middle class and has made it very difficult for our economy to recover. the fact is that union wages are 10 to 30% greater than nonunion wages, and this is an alliance between the government and corporations to both demon mice labor unions starting in the 60s with union buses, in the 80s with repressive antiunion tactics. >> reporter: just to plunge deeper into the numbers. private sector union membership in 2012 declined by less than half a percentage point. public sector union membership fell by almost 2.5 points. jaime. jaime: thanks, james. jon: get you to a developing and serious situation overseas. egypt's main opposition party rejecting a request by the islamist president for talks to try to end the deadly protests spreading across egypt. conor powell is live in our mideast bureau with more for
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us. connor. >> reporter: well, jon it's been a violent new days in egypt and it appears that it is not calming down there. dozens of dead in the wake of a court ruling that sentenced 21 egyptians to death for their part in soccer riots a year ago that killed 74 people. in an effort to calm the protests and the riots that we are seeing this time right now president mohammed morsi declared marshal law in three egyptian cities, however not in cairo. this move of marshal law has only enraged reao*e egyptians w-pl claiming that morsi is becoming an islamist hosni mubarak comparing him to the strongman that ruled egypt under marshal law for over three decades. the protests, many of them violent are continuing at this hour and opposition groups are blaming morsi and the muslim brotherhood for the current situation. the anger and frustration in egypt is extremely high and the
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political climate is at an all time high and it's similar plea not a good environment there for dialogue and the egyptian opposition groups are refusing to talk to morsi who they blame the current crisis on. there is really little trust in the government or in the egyptian institutions like the police, or even the judiciary. jon, one thing we keep hearing time and time again out of egypt is thatee skwreupg that egyptians want an egypt for all egyptians not just the political elite. this move with this marshal law really does seem to be dividing the country and really calls into question what type of future egypt may v. there is a lot of fear that it is sliding backwards towards the old hosni mubarak era, jon. jon: with 85 million people in that count trite is a key player in mideast politics. conor powell, thank you. jaime: jon, you still send snail mail. jon: of course. jaime: you do? i'm shocked. starting today you have to dig a little deeper. if you want to send a letter the
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u.s. postal service is raising what you'll pay for stamps. a lot of folks are slipping and shraoeugd. there is a winter storm working its way from the midwest all the way to new england, our janice dean weather machine in the extreme weather center, next. anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yes! one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. live the regular life. phillips'.
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jon: well mailing a letter just got a little more expensive. the u.s. postal service once again raising prices. it's now charging a penny more nor stamps. starting yesterday the price of a first class stamp rose from 45-cents to 46-cents. send ago postcard will cost you 33-cents. the price hike part of an on going trend for the cash-strapped postal service. jaime: some extreme weather to tell you about. it's on the radar. a powerful ice storm slamming
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parts of the midwest this weekend. it's now breaking down on the northeast bringing the same wintry mix of sleet and snow that is sure to make for a messy evening commute. and boy it is cold out there. meteorologist janice dean live in the fox news weather center. how many days until summer, janice? >> reporter: i have to check. it's going to go up to near 60 degrees in new york city within the next couple of days. jaime: the rest of the folks tell them what they have to look forward to. >> reporter: it's been cold here in new york. across the upper midwest and the great lakes in the northeast where you've been dealing with the colder than average temperatures for at least a week the temperatures are on the rise. unfor the in the here what that means is we are seeing a change over from snow to freezing rain and/or sleet and then all rain. we have delays at the airports all across the northeast and that is going to cause a ripple affect across the country. you see the pink here, that is a change over from snow to freezing rain and/or sleet, which is going to make the commute this afternoon very
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dangerous aeu 0 cross portions of philadelphia, up to new york city, again as we get a change over. we did have snow here in new york, we are expecting that change over to happen in the afternoon hours. so north of that, that is where we're getting all snow. but you in albany you'll see that change over as well, northern new england, a change over overnight from the snow to the freezing rain and/or sleet and then all rain, because the temperatures are on the rise. we're going to see temperatures soaring way above average. take a look at raleigh, 50. 73 in kansas city. 35 in minneapolis, 36 in new york, but tomorrow we're getting up into the 40s, and the 50s across the northeast corridor. take a look at what happens when we've got the warm air that is going to mix with the cold air of a cold front as we head into tomorrow. 59 in kansas city. 71 in memphis. 77 in new orleans. 81 in san antonio, 65 in raleigh. the clash between the two air masses is going to give us perhaps a january severe weather
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outbreak. that could mean tornadoes in a wide section of the south. looking ahead at our future radar cold front moves through, chicago, cincinnati, memphis, new orleans, tomorrow afternoon around this time we're going to be talking about the potential for severe weather, including hail, damaging winds, and, yes, several tornado possible. as we get into wednesday it moves into east of new orleans, atlanta, georgia, up towards new york city we could see damaging winds, hail, and isolated tornado all the way up towards the mid-atlantic. so tuesday's severe weather threat, again all of these cities, dallas, shreveport, little rock, padukca, that is into the evening and continue overnight into wednesday. some of these areas again could get hail and damaging winds and tornadoes. jaime, typically we can see tornadoes this time of year but a severe weather outbreak that is a little rare. so we're going to be watching this unfortunately a big weather
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event happening over the next several days in these areas. back to you. jaime: thanks for that, janice. jon: weird to go from so cold to so warm too. jaime: we'll take it though. jon: we will. no jail seems to be able to hold this guy. now the search is on for rocky marquez after he pulled the same stunt twice? new details on an unbelievable escape. plus, new information on a murder that shocked the nation. our legal panel takes another look at the mysterious death of jonbenet ramsey. (announcer) scottrade knows our clients trade and invest their own way. with scottrade's smart text, i can quickly understand my charts, and spend more time trading. their quick trade bar lets my account follow me online so i can react in real-time. plus, my local scottrade office is there to help. because they know i don't trade like everybody. i trade like me.
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jon: right now a manhunt is under aeu in mitch gone for a guy police say escaped from jail by passion himself off as another inmate. bewe have that story in the newsroom. it's a strange one.
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>> reporter: a sneaky and dangerous career criminal serving time in a michigan jail while he was awaiting extradition to the state of arizona escaped for the second time in eight months. interest sounds bizarre, jon and it really is. 34-year-old rocky marquez, you can see him right here, he simply waltzed out of the wayne county jail in the city of detroit. he somehow managed to convince an inmate to switch i.d. wrist bands. that other inmate was about to be released from jail on bond when marquez pretended to be him and walked out of michigan's largest inmate facility. just as astonishing it took michigan authorities five days before they actually realized he was missing. now a manhunt is underway for the fugitive who has had a week's lead on those authorities. there is one more surprise for you, take a look at this. he is the one in the gray t-shirt, he pulled off the same trick last year in phoenix, arizona. he pr pretended to be another inmate who was getting out on bond. he's being held on a whole slew
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of charges. money laundering, witness tampering. he has ties to organized crime and also drug cartels. he is considered armed and dangerous, socon tact authorities either in michigan or in phoenix if you have any information about this guy's whereabouts, jon. jon: sounds like a good guy to put back in prison. >> reporter: for sure. jon: heather, thank you. jaime: you might be surprised to learn that there are new developments in a murder mystery that had captivated the nation a while back. remember six-year-old jonbenet ramsey when she was found murdered in the basement of her family's home in boulder, colorado on christmas day? that was in 1996. and now investigators are coming forward saying the grand jury that heard the case did think that someone inside that house was responsible for her death. fox news learning that three years after the murder the grand jury voted to indict the parents, both ramseys of the child beauty queen but that the district attorney refused to go forward witness siting a lack of evidence for him to use, and it's hard to believe but jonbenet would be 22 years old
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if she were alive today. what are we to make of all of this at this point 16 years later? let's bring in our legal panel. faith jenkins a former prosecutor. chip merlin a criminal defense attorney, well tomorrow to both of you. >> thank you. >> good morning. jaime: good to see you. faith, it is really unusual to hear about this. particularly to hear from a grand jury member after the case, because they are usually sworn to secrecy. let's look at this. this is what one of the jurors told a local paper. i just want to read it so our viewers will know. they were told we didn't know who did what, but we felt the adults in the house may have done something that they certainly could have prevented, or they could have helped her and they didn't. and then the prosecutor decides not to bring charges. >> right. jaime: right or wrong? >> it's very unusual for the state to present evidence to a grand jury and then after the grand jury votes into diet they choose not to go forward, because as a prosecutor you already know what the evidence is, and it's a part of your job
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to make a decision. we make decisions all the time, we know the evidence and we make a decision and we decide we're not going to present this case to the grand jury because we don't think there is enough evidence to go forward. when you do go forward and you present your evidence in front of a grand jury it's because you believe that these people you're presenting the evidence against actually committed a crime. here it looks like the d.a. did not believe that but he went to the grand jury anyway. i think that is the wrong thing to do. you don't present evidence in a murder investigation if you do not believe that the people you're trying to indict actually committed a crime. jaime: generally you wouldn't convene that grand jury on the case if you didn't think you had some evidence worth considering for charges. chip, from a defense attorney's point of view the statute of limitations doesn't ever end on murder. patsy ramsey has passed away. do you think anything will happen? because it's been reported other investigators in that district attorney's office in boulder disagreed with him. >> i don't think so. this happened a longtime ago,
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and since then the dna analysis that's come out shows that there is blood on jonbenet's panties on a third party that no one has been able to identify. it actually shows the prosecutor made the right choice way back when rather than going with a hunch. these indictments are supposed to be who, what what, when, where, how. we really don't know who. the new evidence would shaoepl to exonerate them and show the incense of john ramsey in this particular case. jaime: let me ask faith as a former prosecutor. why would the district attorney alex hunter say now that a true bill in colorado was handed to him to charge the ramseys. they continue decide was it both, was it one, was it the other, he had it in his hand. is there no ethical obligation for the prosecutor bring the case in. >> the ethical obligation is the truth and justice. and i think that alex hunter believed he made the right decision here which is he didn't
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have enough evidence, he knew he did not have enough evidence to go forward with the case. the issue is, when you know that, as a prosecutor you know the evidence you are presenting to the grand jury in advance, why even go to the grand jury and present them evidence and risk someone being charged with a very serious crime if you know in advance that you don't have the evidence there. that is the problem that i have with this. jaime: okay let me just ask you -- >> and back then, and to be fair, back then there was a lot of public pressure, that we've got to find somebody that can be found guilty of this. that is the role of the prosecutor, the elected official, the highest elected official is there really enough evidence to charge someone otherwise innocent. beyond a reasonable doubt you have tow prove that they are guilty and it took a lot of gum shopb for that push to turn around and say no, there is not enough evidence, this won't be fair. we aren't going to have railroad justice going through because the community needs to find somebody. we really don't know who did it. >> i think he was surprised by the true bill. i think he put forth the
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evidence, did not think he would get an indictment. when he did he was surprised by it and knew he couldn't go forward with the case. jaime: grit analysis by both of you. chip and faith thank you very much. jon. jon: one city taking new steps to crackdown on guns and now its police are paying the price. why a local gun club has banned officers from training at its firing range. plus a push to cut welfare benefits for families when their children get bad grade in school. [ male announcer ] how do you measure happiness? by the armful? by the barrelful? the carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight.
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jon: the president and vice president talking gun safety with police chiefs and law enforcement -fs officers from around the country. a gun club in vermont is taking a bit of revenge on a local city police department. law enforcement officers are not allowed to train and that range because they want to put limits on the second amountment rights. molee lion hamolly lion has the story. >> reporter: this goes back to a constitutional i shall hugh going back to the second amendment but also a legal issue at the state level as well. they believe the burlington city council is trying to supper seed state law as they move towards pursuing a ban on certain assault rifles and high capacity clips in the city of burlington. let's take a listen to joan shannon the president of the county council. >> ultimately i don't think that
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the best way to assert control over guns is at the local level, but here in burlington i think we felt a need to act because we didn't see action coming from either the state level or the federal level. >> reporter: the chair of the gun range says the decision to no longer allow the burlington city police to train at the club won't stop the police from getting training, they can go somewhere else in the state of vermont that do that. he points out that enacting gunnery strikes on a city by city basis would be a multitude of challenges. >> that's part of the problem. if you're going to a shoot say in one end of vermont to the other you would have to check the laws for every town in between and you will pass through half a dozen different towns and that makes it almost impossible for somebody to stay as a legal gun owner, and that's really what we are concerned about. >> reporter: caught in the middle of this discussion the burlington police department.
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they have released a statement it says, it is unfortunate that this important and much needed community dialogue regarding gun control currently underway in the city of burlington and across the nation has resulted in this action. the burlington council's proposal to ban these certain types of weapons is far from being actually implemented. first we have to go to a city-wide vote which would occur in 2014, then the measure would have to be aeu pr-fd by th to be approved by the vermont state legislature. if it becomes law there is the added likelihood that it could face a constitutional challenge from gun rights advocates. jon: thanks, mol leave. jaime: there is a new plan in tennessee that affects family welfare parents and ties them to the children of those recipients performance in school. you get lower grades you get lower payments. joining us is the sponsor of the bill republican state senator stacey campfield and doctor joh ann roberts a school superintendent in illinois and
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michigan where similar laws were proposed. great to see both of you. thanks for being with us. actually our first guest is on the stone. i want to ask first about what is going on in tennessee, so representative campfield if i can ask you why you're proposing this, because you already have a measure in place that if kid don't go to school parents lose 20% of their welfare cash payments. >> yeah, you know we're taking it to the next level and saying, listen if your kid is failing every single class because who knows what reason, unless you are a special needs child or something like that we're going to stop or cutback on the amount of straight cash payments you're going to get. this has nothing to do with food stamps or wick or school lunches or anything or schoolhousing vouchers, this is a straight cash payment that the state gives to these people that are in need, but we need to stop this generational poverty. jaime: i under your feeling is that you may be able to stop the cycle of poverty in your state by having this happen.
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do you think parents can really take on that responsibility of making sure their kids do better in school? are they equipped? >> listen, we are not talking dark dash i'm not expecting these kids to write the magna cart tafplt abc's, 1, 2, 3's, i think every parent can just about do that. we have class force parents. we have after school problems if kids are having problems. we have tutoring problems, we have everything you'd ever ask for except for parents that are engaged and involved. if a parent doesn't care if a child shows up for school, if they show up they don't care if they are asleep during the school day, as long as they are getting their check, i mean we have to motivate these parents. the only way to break the generational cycle of poverty is education, that is the golden ticket out of poverty. and some people just renews to have any responsibility. we keep trying to put it all on our schools or put it all on our teachers. we can't do that. jaime: let me let dr. roberts in who has over seen the process of education in two states, not
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tennessee. what do you think? >> i think first of all the education arena gives us our title one parenting program, and we need to look at programs that are aligning themselves with the curriculum that are being taught. we all want our parents to help their children, it's a cry for every superintendent in this country. but the question is how do we do this? i would say that we need to look at programs that we had a head start program whereby parent participation was required. we need to look at how we going to require these parents to train them to help their children, because if we can train the parents how to help their children we have demonstrated, parents go on to get ged's, they go on to get better, so that i would say to him, look at the program that is being used in brazil where parents have to attend workshops, parents go to training, they learn how to train and help their children, because we now have the common core curriculum that is in place. that is a challenging curriculum
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for the best of our parents, so we're going to ask parents to do something that most of them are not capable of doing. so we look at this social economic strat tpaoeu indication that we are addressing, many of these parents need help. i know i worked in the inner-city of chicago. i've been in the hard-core schools and i have worked with parents. we know we node more parents' help. we need to put in programs that are affordable that target this population, we need tone gauge these parents this focus groups. how can we best help you to help your child. have we done that? i don't know, because the parents have invested. when they invest in a program they help it to work. jaime: it sound like wayne, win representative campfield are you thinking about any of the money that you save and investing in parents who can then invest in their kids? actually my program, every penny that is saved goes back into the same program to help other people who are towing the line. honestly i can't disagree with a whole bunch of what the other
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woman said. the thing is, we have a lot of parents who couldn't get a flip. we can't get them on the phone, they don't show up to any parent-teacher meetings. we have to find some way to motivate those parents to say, wait a second, maybe it's important if i talk to the teacher once a year at least tow see how my son or daughter is doing. jaime: dr. roberts should this be a model then for other states to consider? >> i think he needs to dig a little deeper. if he's targeting the parents that don't give a flip, let that be the target population, and let's go in there and if we have to go to their homes and get these parents. this is what we had to do in chicago. we want to make shog wor something work we go to the home, we find the parents. nothing stops us from our objective of getting them even tkpwaeupld. engaged. let's talk to targeted parents that don't give a flip. let's ask them what is it going to take for them to give a flip. at the end when it all fails let's talk about taking that 20%. that is a lot of cash money coming out of a parents' hand
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who has to raise a child. jaime: representative campfield that is the almost of money you're already withdrawing that 20%. you want to take it up another 10th. is there a compromise you're considering? >> if you want to talk motivation, nothing motivates like cash. when somebody says wait a second my kid is failing maybe there is a problem because i'm tphoplt getting as big a check as i was getting, maybe a parent will say wait a second, maybe i should talk to the schools, maybe i should return their calls. we have teachers who are calling, we have after school programs for parents. we have after school tutoring programs for our students. we have hit a brick wall. we can search out these parents but sometimes it's very, very difficult. if the parent is selfmotivated they show up. when they realize there is some skin in the game for themselves they show up and they take an active part and then these kids start succeeding. this is like -- "the new york times" has said this is successful in a staggering leeee
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memory news scale. it's the most important antipoverty program ever. this is something we need. jaime: thank you so much for weighing in on this important issue. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. jaime: obviously the discussion over this controversial way of improving our kids' performance and getting them on their way, there is much more on this story go to foxnews.com. i strongly encourage you to, that is your news source, your other news source online. jon: a rare joint interview raising some eyebrows. president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton together on 60 minutes talk being about their relationship, and lavishing each other with praise. but it wasn't always that way. remember their tough primary battle in 2008? should the correspondent have talked a little more about that last night? we'll take a look with our news watch panel. plus, a rolls royce crashes into
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>> no scratching whatsoever, that is for sure. every journalist has to make a choice. if you want the interview you sometimes have to take the terms that the interviewee wants whether the termser explicit or implicit. when oprah winfrey be began to interview lance armstrong. was tough question, tough question, tough question, a tough interview at least the first half. steve croft has set himself up for puff tee interviews with the obama administration. it was quite striking. ron forneau of the national journal said the president and mrs. clinton were like an old married couple, happily sitting there and happily married. that is the kind of tone the whole thing set. jon: it was weird seeing the president on there beaming sometimes. >> i think it was a great send off for 2016. does it always have to be a gotcha interview? is that always the case in? is it okay that it was a
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personality profile? is that all right? does it have to be, why did you do that, why did you do this. is that always the case? jon: they talked about what a great relationship they v and how much they respect each other. they didn't mention moments like these that came out of the 2008 campaign. take a listen. >> i'll try to go on. [laughter] >> he's very likable. i agree with that. i don't think i'm that bad. >> you're likable enough hillary, no doubt about it. >> thank you. [laughter] >> i appreciate that. >> shame on you barack obama. it is time you ran a campaign consistent with your messages in public. that's what i expect from you. meet me in ohio, let's have a debate about your tactics and your behavior in this campaign. >> did anybody watch the republican primary we just had and what was said then contrary
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to what happened during the election that just took place? >> there is no doubt that the republicans said bad things about each other but i guarantee you if say rick perry and michelle bachmann had been interviewed in a joint interview just like that the reporter, 60 minutes certainly would have said this is what you said about each other back then, they would have gone to the videotape and asked difficult questions. jon let it out of the bag. this is a run up for the 2016 election. jon: do you think the president is trying to help position mrs. clinton. >> i think hillary is trying to help position mrs. clinton for sure and 60 minutes and cbs are doing everything they can to possibly help. as news bust tere pointed out the coverage of the of 0 minutes interest view and good morning america this morning was just as raptureous. they didn't even get the interview. you tend to ignore the other network when the cbs gets the good ink you pretend it didn't happen. this time they continue help
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themselves. >> they are not going to turn down the opportunity to speak with them, eye not going to happen. jon: i think if the phone is ringing behind you it's joe biden who wants to know what you know about whats president is doing here. croft also said that it was the president's idea to do that interview. now no president is going to take time out of his day to do something without, you know, thinking through what he hopes to accomplish. what do you think he wanted to accomplish, jim? >> well i mean maybe he is supporting hillary although he said he'll be neutral in the race going forward. maybe he will support her in which case what a marriage made in heaven. he's got bill and hillary chin ton rooting for him at all times so that hillary can get the hand off in 16. that's entirely possible. i didn't have enough cynicism to think that was possible. i thought they were just being friendly to each other with cbs as a collaborator. >> no media outlet would turn that opportunity or interview down. >> you're right. mike wallace in his heyday, he would have at least mailed it
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tough the 60 minutes veteran. jon: 30 minutes with the president and there wasn't really anything about, you know, syria, or iran, or the trouble spots in the world, interesting discussion, guys. thanks very much. >> thank you. >> thank you. jaime: friend say she walked over the same bridge a million times before, but this time the bartender never made it home. so what happened? we'll look into that. and new reaction from the wife of the american pastor just sentenced to eight years in one of iran's worse prisons, how she is dealing with the news and why she says this is essentially a death sentence for her husband. ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. i'm up next, but now i'm sging the heartburn blues.
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a night out with friend. heather has the story. >> reporter: police and friend of 39-year-old sarah are searching parents of pennsylvania and -pt state of new jersey for a third day in a row. she went missing at 2:00am on friday and saturday only. on saturday morning after she left the new hope, pennsylvania bar where she has worked for 16 years. urbg see the picture of her right there. this friday she wasn't on the clock she was hanging out with friend at a popular spot called john and peters. she was last spotted on surveillance video crossing a bridge there new hope to lambertville, new jersey where she lived. she never made it home that evening. her live-in boyfriend called cops. at 2:00pm on saturday, 12 hours after she disappeared police say that the boyfriend is cooperating with them. her friends describe her as popular and they are putting up pictures all around the area and posting messages online. here is what one had to say. >> we love her and we are just hoping. she was in good spirits, she was happy, and she -- she was just
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hanging out and having fun. >> reporter: friends of hers say it is unusual for her to not return home. they describe the area where she disappeared as safe. she is 5'4" inches tall, blond hair and weighs 140-pound. cops are now looking at her cellphone records while search teams take a look at delaware river, that splits the two towns. so far, though they say they haven't found anything. if anyone has information contact the new hope, pennsylvania or the lambertville police departments and that is in new jersey. jon back to you. we'll keep you posted on what happens. jon: please do. jaime: police in fort lauderdale, florida, they are investigating a shooting that totaled a pricey car. it was gunfire that caused a rolls royce to crash into an apartment building early this morning. no one for the in the here injured, but there are no suspects in custody. the rolls royce is believed to be the target of the shooting and investigators do say this a rap star may have been involved. jon: well president obama getting support from some of the
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